Ed Westwick Gets His Plaid On in London

Posted on May 06, 2011

Ed Westwick attended the grand opening of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London and opted for maximum head-turn appeal.

 

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Now, we have some quibbles but let’s make one thing perfectly clear: BRA. VO, son. LOVE this look. It takes some balls to dress like this. After all, hardly anyone does and sadly, the richly colored plaid suits seem to find themselves more often on the backs of middle-aged gay fashion editors than they do on trend-setting young actors. Young guys! Straight guys! Reclaim your plaid! There’s not a chance in hell you’d go out in public and not hear at least a half-dozen times, some variation on, “WOW. Check YOU out!” And isn’t that we, all of us, want to hear, at the end of the day? Yes. Check ME out. Pick up that plaid standard and wave it proudly, Ed Westwick. We salute you.

HOWEVER.

The flipped cuffs and suede wingtips don’t actually help the look. And the sunglasses in the pocket thing…oy.  You might as well clip on your Official Douche badge in its place. We’re not super-crazy about jewelry on men, but even so, we have to give you some major props for that pinky ring. We’re as gay as a basket of poodle puppies, but even we don’t think we could pull that one off.

But keep dressing this way, Ed! You’re a revolutionary!

[Photo Credit: getty, wireimage]

    • Peri

      “As gay as a basket of poodle puppies!!!!” oh you two are good!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5HXPHHS22UCV5A47HHC4EBO2U Allison

      He looks more and more like Cory Feldman everyday.

    • Anonymous

      Agree totally on the shoes, terrible. Not a huge fan of the sunglasses either or the pinky ring, but he looks fantastic and I agree with you on the BRAVO!

    • scottyf

      In Billy Joel’s song Piano Man, there is a man at the bar who asks the pianist to play a song that he knew by heart “when I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

      That’s what I think of when I see Mr. Westwick in his dapper outfit: man, if I were just a little younger I’d ROCK that suit–as he does.

      If I tried to pull it off now, I’d look like an old black queen headed out to the neighborhood piano bar, or a Boys In The Band themed costume brunch.

      • mjude

        scottyf, i love your comments :)

      • MilaXX

        I know that guy. He goes to my gym & wears 10lbs of jewelry in the pool, including a nipple ring. (gross)

        • scottyf

          *snort!*

      • Anonymous

        The
        Boys In The Band
        reference made me do wheeze laugh.

    • RyRyRy

      I’m with you on this, TLo – love the suit, hate the details.

    • KB

      Dangling aviator sunglasses, also know as the douche pocket square. This is damn near a perfect look, but for the sleeves and the shoes. (Dear go what are those /shoes/ with that look.) Otherwise, I will be the first lady on the street going, “/Wow./”

    • aussiegal77

      I can not stand this man. Sorry. I do LOVE plaid but on this guy? Blech.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      I want pajamas just like that!

    • Jill

      See, I kind of love this man and his suit. Viva Chuck Bass.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      He looks awesome.

    • Anonymous

      Poor men. I always feel so bad about the extent to which they have limited themselves, fashion-wise. The fact that the same old suit rendered in plaid is deemed “revolutionary” is a little sad, don’t you think?

    • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

      everything about this guy screams “I’M A TOTAL DOUCHEBAG!” i couldn’t even look past that to properly evaluate his look. oy.

    • Tim

      Ugh, as much as I like the suit, this guy just seems like a greasy douche.

    • Anonymous

      I can appreciate his dressing outside the box. . . but. . . someone recently asked for a definition of “twee.” There it is.

    • Anonymous

      Love the plaid. I wish I could find a cool pair of springy plaid pants.

    • Kim

      I dunno, he looks like he’s sort of making fun of the look, instead of embracing it.

    • Nancy

      3 words: Pee Wee Herman.

    • MilaXX

      I almost like this, but the light soles on the shoes are somehow distracting and I hate the shirt cuffs. Still good effort at dressing a little different.

    • Anonymous

      Who is Ed Westwick and why is he in the pancreas?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, good, I’m not the only one who doesn’t know him.

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        I read it as pancreas, too.
        I don’t know him either and don’t think I want to.

        • Anonymous

          He’s one of the guys from Gossip Girl. Seeing as how I’ve never watched a second of GG, I’m annoyed that I know that.

      • Anonymous

        Haha, I initially read “pancreas” too. Glad it wasn’t just me!

    • Anonymous

      I love his plaid jacket, the shoes and sunglasses must go away.

    • Shgerhard

      Uh…shoes are interesting?

    • Shgerhard

      Uh…shoes are interesting?

    • SMM

      Atop looks great, but the bottom half makes it a bit pajamaesque. Footie-pajamaesque, I should say.

    • Lala

      He’ll learn. He’s miles ahead of his peers already.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      And the plaid is matched prefectly too – Nice!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love this, he is a lot like his character on Gossip Girl. Looks like he’s picked up something great!

    • Anonymous

      This particular type of plaid paints him with a large brush dipped in douche…

    • ask

      Love the suit and the crisp white shirt. The shoes just look like they didn’t “go” – the color seemed off/distracting. Actually, that is pretty funny, The guy is wearing A PLAID SUIT, and the shoes are the distraction!

      Also – “We’re as gay as a basket of poodle puppies” made me smile.

    • Anonymous

      Love the suit and pinkie ring. He does look very pleased with himself.

    • Spcl K

      I dig it! Loving the suite and agree with your points on the shoes and cuffed shirt.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Love it although I’m in the TLo camp on the shoes and shades ! I wish more young guys would branch out with some style on the RC.

    • Jsrockga

      Ouch… actually hurts my eyes to look at it.

    • Anonymous

      Why did I even look at this? Stop it! Stop with the plaid.

      Alan Cumming could maybe pull this off. This kid is no Alan Cumming.

    • Lulu

      I’m not really a lover of plaid suits, but I have to admit, that one is pretty cool-looking. Don’t love it on him, though.

      Still, his styling combined with that smarmy expression on his face makes him look like the Douchiest Guy At The Party.

      I give this a “honey, that’s some other guy’s suit” (TM).

    • Anonymous

      I like plaid, and I rather like this suit on him. The shoes were a really bad choice…the rest of the TLo criticisms don’t bug me all that much, though TLo is right about them. I’m more bothered by the stupid pose where he’s hanging on the ornate stair post (or whatever it is)… I wanna slap the smug off him…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

      Facial hair is a little Early Man for me, agree about the shoes and sunglasses. But otherwise yay! plaid suit.

    • Anonymous

      Love the plaid, hate the shoes, disagree about jewelry on men.

    • fafafab

      looks like a set of pijamas

    • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

      Nothing hotter than a man with confidence and nothing says confidence like rocking a plaid suit.

    • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

      Someone should call Dr. Sheldon Cooper and tell him he has taste:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS-ameyp9Ag
      (Skip to the 45 second mark)

    • http://www.facebook.com/keegzl Keegan Lucas

      Do not love this look. I agree with others that the bottom half is reminiscent of pajamas. This is not helped by the fact that if I unfocus my eyes, his shoes take on an uncanny resemblance to a pair of dearfoams.

    • Drdirection

      He makes me want to vomit. He always appears so slimey and perverted. Ugh

    • Anonymous

      There’s weird, loud plaid and odd dressed-out-of-the-goodwill-box plaid, and then there’s I OWN my look plaid. This is the good kind. I like everything but the shoes, which jar. Oh, and the sunglasses, but I can pretend those were there by oversight. (gotta pretend hard).

      And I am not a fan of jewelry on men beyond a ring or two, it so often reeks of the poseur or the slimebag to me (often unreasonably), but I am totally ok with giving him the benefit of the doubt here, he’d have to ACT the poseur or the slimebag to taint that jewelry. Perhaps guys who like jewelry should wear it with plaid suits.

    • Anonymous

      In my head I have trouble separating him from Chuck Bass and this is something that Chuck Bass would wear and own in triplicate. It suits him so well. Even the douchy sunglasses because let’s face it. Chuck Bass is a douche. I douche who spends his life acting a bit like James Bond in some respects but a douche none the less.

    • Lisa

      Not liking this at all. I don’t care how popular plaid is – they look like jammies. Although, “Gayer than a basket of poodle puppies” made me laugh!

    • http://profiles.google.com/susanvmayer Susan Mayer

      Totally agree with the last paragraph! Lose the douchey shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Right on, poodle puppies.

    • Hutchlover

      I don’t care about the cuffs, he looks HOT! Cure, hot, not F*able hot, but still…. He’s got the thinness to pull it off, but not too thin.

    • Anonymous

      I agree the styling could be better, but I love the suit. And I really love those shoes, with a different outfit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I really want to think he’s hot. But he’s just a greasy hair over the sleaze register.

    • Laughing World

      I love the suit but this guy’s flared nostrils always make him look as if he smells something of which he does not approve. Poodle puppies are just the best.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i like the suit.

      i didnt know who he was so i looked him up on wikipedia. these days, i sort of kind of try to know what other people are thinking about, mostly so i can figure which types of clothes they wanna buy. when the madoff madness & the economy spits lemons in yr face, you know….. well, create yr own job. @ least thats what i did. it’s hard. anyway: if you want the snapshot beside the dictionary definition of douche, there you go, top right. unless yr looking for unnecessary ‘feminine’ products. then you have to look somewhere else.

    • Pammychen

      The very definition of douche.

      Pam

    • Anonymous

      I’m digging this for the most part. It’s fun as hell. The details are a fail, but it’s too bad more gents don’t attempt this.

    • Blah

      He’s not good looking at all but he has this air that tromps over any pretty boy.

    • Blah

      He’s not good looking at all but he has this air that tromps over any pretty boy.

    • missy

      J’adore him as Chuck Bass! As regular Ed…hmm not so much. The pinky ring has got to go.

    • boweryboy

      I like it from the neck to the ankles.

      The blue suede shoes are just wrong and his face looks all pinched and kind of homocidal in a maniac elf kind of way.

      I love the suit and would totally rock it if I was 15 years younger and more extroverted. The pants, on the other hand, I would wear to a party without hesistation.

    • don

      Well, after noting the annoying sunglasses, the drugstore jewelry display case he inexplicably dragged his hand through on the way to the event, the ridiculous shirt cuffs, and the smug look on his face, I really didn’t care whether the suit was nice or not. The whole look says “avoid me I’m a dick” so clearly it should be used to instruct the young on who to never talk to in bars.

    • Courtney

      He could be wearing a kilt and still look hot, even though it wouldn’t be my first choice. Westwick has this inate style that he can typically pull most fashions off even if they are as extravagant as this. I do think this look would have been MUCH better if he stayed with the same sports coat, and maybe black trousers because the matching jacket and pants is a little too much for me. I agree with T&L the shoes are just not working, not a huge fan of that bracelet either. This outfit is so Chuck Bass!

    • Sexy Sadie

      Would have been perfect with darker shoes.

    • Daisy

      The man gives good face. I don’t care if he is a total douche, I love looking at him in his crazy-ass clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Speakin’ o’ plaid….

      Check out this pic of Date Night Barack in a plaid jacket! (and for once, his pants length is not too bad).

      http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Michelle-Obama/ss/events/pl/050108michelleobama#photoViewer=/110508/ids_photos_ts/r1092263207.jpg

    • akprincess72

      He just looks smarmy to me. I’ve never actually watched GG, so I don’t know what type of character he portrays, it just seems he naturally gives off a well-dressed but oily vibe.

      • Anonymous

        He plays a well-dressed but douchey character. The character looks more well-bathed, but still radiates the same douchey energy he does in real life.

        • akprincess72

          Lol! That works, good to know my instincts are still on.  =D

    • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

      The flipped cuffs and suede wingtips don’t actually help the look. And
      the sunglasses in the pocket thing…oy.  You might as well clip on your
      Official Douche badge in its place.

      Dear weeping Buddha, that’s almost word-for-word what went through my head when I looked through the photos. Either we’re on the same wavelength, which is cool, or I need to stop reading this blog because I’ve been transmogrified from independent bitter kitten to novice TLo acolyte, and that’s just fucking creepy.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

      The flipped cuffs and suede wingtips don’t actually help the look. And
      the sunglasses in the pocket thing…oy.  You might as well clip on your
      Official Douche badge in its place.

      Dear weeping Buddha, that’s almost word-for-word what went through my head when I looked through the photos. Either we’re on the same wavelength, which is cool, or I need to stop reading this blog because I’ve been transmogrified from independent bitter kitten to novice TLo acolyte, and that’s just fucking creepy.

    • frankystein123

      (Mostly) Rocking it.